Although most of us have dogs and cats as pets, much more people than you’d consider have lions, tigers, and bears (oh, my) as their furry friend. Interestingly, in some states, some non-domesticated animals are allowed to be raised in sub-optimal circumstances for fur production (see: possession of foxes exempted from exotic animal ban for fur farmers) or ‘canned hunts’ (see the story of Wiley the coyote permits issued for torture by dogs but not for pet owners), but no permits are issued to own and care for these animals as pets.
Soon after Colin idiotically admits to becoming an exotic pet owner in spite of his cheerleading of Tippi’s nonsense, Tim goes on to cite a basic-minded and overrated (trust me on this) cartoon as a very good supply to see why clownfish shouldn’t be kept in aquariums.
Humans have brought these populations below their care for a wide range of causes: to create food or useful commodities (such as wool, cotton, or silk), for assist with various kinds of operate (such as transportation or protection), for protection of themselves and livestock, and to appreciate as pets or ornamental plants.
Nor can I even locate a single incident of an exotic pet (aside from ferrets, which are technically domesticated) getting found with the virus in the U.S. The couple of exotic animal escapes that lead to an uninvolved person obtaining bitten by the animal usual lead to that pet getting euthanized, and of course following testing, they are never … Read More